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The 7 - Football - Asking price for the Flutie dropkick football
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#1 Posted on 30.1.06 1704.45
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Read an article by Ron Borges in the Boston Sunday Globe 1/29/06 about the football used on the play wher Doug Flutie dropkick the extra point against the Dolphins that was interesting.

The NFL Hall of Fame contacted the Patriots asking for the ball because it was the first time that had been done in a game in over 60 years. The people in the PR department said they didn't have it, the ball went into the crowd since the net wasn't up behind the goalposts for the play. The Pats looked at film trying to see who got the ball but no luck. Then the PR folks gets a message from someone who claimed to have the ball. Eventually the Pats got a fax from an attorney saying they represented the person with the ball and the following is that they wanted in exchange for the ball...

> $100,000 to be paid on delivery of the ball
> 8 season tickets in the end zone guaranteed for 25 years (it was noted that the person would pay the "going rate" for said tickets, they didn't expect to get them free)
> A Tom Brady jersey signed by all members of the 2006 team, to be delivered around September 2006

The best part is where the attorney said his client "has had a number of offers for the football already but he is a real Patriot fan and would prefer to see that historic football wind up in the Patriots' possession."

The team's reponse was thanks but no thanks.

I don't blame a fan for wanting something in return if they give give back a significant item like that ball, but this was a bit ridiculous. Maybe it'll be on Ebay. I'm also thinking there's no way to verify that football, it's not like the DNA-marked baseballs MLB used when Bonds was going to break 70 home runs.
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#2 Posted on 30.1.06 1731.32
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I guess this happens all the time. A co-worker of mine works for the Washington Nationals in the summer time (internship thing), and last year, when Livan Hernandez threw his glove into the crowd, the fan who caught it asked for something like free season tickets and guaranteed playoff tickets, along with 5 grand.

Livan let him keep it.
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#3 Posted on 31.1.06 1331.10
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    Originally posted by Roy.
    I guess this happens all the time. A co-worker of mine works for the Washington Nationals in the summer time (internship thing), and last year, when Livan Hernandez threw his glove into the crowd, the fan who caught it asked for something like free season tickets and guaranteed playoff tickets, along with 5 grand.

    Livan let him keep it.


That made big sports news down hear. Yeah, they basically told the fan "Good luck with the glove!" and that's basically being said to the football holder according to ATH and PTI.
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